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Air quality in Whistler & Pemberton


The current air quality in Whistler is extremely poor. The Ministry of Environment has issued a wildfire smoke advisory for the Sea to Sky Corridor, including Whistler and Pemberton.

Who is most at risk

Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and lung or heart disease. With poor air quality and high temperatures, it’s important for vulnerable people to stay in air conditioned spaces, or facilities with cooler filtered air like an arena or public library. Be sure to check on any frail elderly neighbours or loved ones.

What to watch for

If you are experiencing difficulty in breathing, chest pain or discomfort, or a sudden cough or irritated airways, contact your health care provider.  


  • Use common sense regarding outdoor physical activity – if your breathing becomes difficult or uncomfortable, stop or reduce the activity

  • Reeduce indoor pollution sources such as smoking or burning other materials

SOURCE: Air quality in Whistler & Pemberton ( )
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